The PSOE is committed to giving a "new impulse to self-government" in Catalonia in the electoral program with which Pedro Sánchez will compete in the elections on April 28 and which the Socialists have published late on Monday, once the electoral campaign has begun. Sanchez's party has measured every word of this 152-page text to the millimeter, so as not to make any mistake that could be reproached.
In his proposal for Catalonia, Sánchez reiterates his commitment to self-government but leaves out, without mentioning, some of the terms that cost him controversy inside and outside the PSOE. Thus, he does not make specific reference to his commitment to the plurinationality of the State - the nation of nations that was one of the main battles in the race for the leadership of the PSOE two years ago.
"We aspire to a more integrated functioning of the model, so that the majority of the population of all the territories feel part of it," says the program coordinated by Carmen Calvo and Cristina Narbona, which refers to the Declaration of Granada and the Declaration of Barcelona, the territorial proposals of the PSOE, the first of 2013 and the second of 2017. In Barcelona, solemnly signed with the PSC, yes advocated a plurinational model.
"If our proposals had been applied we would not find ourselves in the current situation, but in any case, the territorial model of the PSOE continues to be the only viable way to overcome the current crisis," the text says, "neither from the right of self-determination nor from a state of territorial exception with permanent character through the article 155 CE, the future can be constructed ".